New America in the News: 2014

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Foreign Policy And American Nationalism | C-SPAN

June 2, 2014

Michael Lind, New America Foundation policy director, made remarks on foreign policy , immigration, trade, and military policy. Mr. Lind had recently written a National Interest cover story arguing the case for a new approach to U.S. foreign policy ...

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Citizen Participation and Technology | NDI

June 2, 2014

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How The Bergdahl Deal Went Down |The Daily Beast

June 2, 2014

Anand Gopal, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and the author of No Good Men Among the Living, a history of the Afghan conflict, agreed. “I am a little surprised they did not think the networks were decimated in 2012,” he said. “The Taliban may ...

Questions Swirl After Bowe Bergdahl's Release | CNN

June 2, 2014

But it's entirely possible that Bergdahl's release presages a broader release of Afghan citizens from Guantanamo Bay, said CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen. "At the end of hostilities, both sides typically swap prisoners, and we're coming to the end ...

How Obama Thinks About Counterterrorism | The Atlantic

June 2, 2014

Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation think tank, praised Obama's address and approach. In the Philippines, he said, local commandos trained by American forces had severely weakened the Abu Sayyaf militant movement. Over the ...

Obama's Counterterrorism Doctrine: Let Locals Lead The Fight | Reuters

May 31, 2014

Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation think tank, praised Obama's address and approach. In the Philippines, he said, local commandos trained by American forces had severely weakened the Abu Sayyaf militant movement. Over the ...

Tyson Enters Bidding For Hillshire Brands With $6.1 Billion Offer | The Wall Street Journal

May 30, 2014

"Consumers already have limited choices in the meat aisle of the grocery store," said Christopher Leonard, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of "The Meat Racket," a critical look at America's modern meat system. "What this means is that ...

The Wrong Afghan Friends | The New York Times

May 30, 2014

Anand Gopal is a journalist based in New York, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and the author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes.” A version of this op-ed appears in print on May 31, 2014, ...

Globality Wants to Turn Facebook, LinkedIn Connections Into Real-World Success | The Wall Street Journal

May 30, 2014

Eric Tyler got the idea for Globality last year while participating in Unreasonable at Sea–a program in which a group of entrepreneurs boarded a ship and traveled to 13 nations in 106 days. They met with investors, government officials and other entrepreneurs to learn how to turn their startups into global businesses. Mr. Tyler, an adjunct fellow at the New America Foundation, had been invited to share his expertise in mobile technology with the entrepreneurs and to write about the trip.

Ivory Tower Looks At America's Struggling Colleges | Bloomberg Businessweek

May 29, 2014

... hope and doom—mostly doom—including Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be; Peter Thiel, who pays young academic stars $100,000 to skip college; and Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation ...

Where's the Beef Producers? | The Wall Street Journal

May 29, 2014

"Consumers already have limited choices in the meat aisle of the grocery store," said Christopher Leonard, a fellow at New America Foundation and author of "The Meat Racket," a critical look at America's modern meat system. "What this means is that as ...

Tyson Makes $6.1 Billion Offer for Hillshire Brands -- 7th Update | The Wall Street Journal

May 29, 2014

"Consumers already have limited choices in the meat aisle of the grocery store," said Christopher Leonard, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of "The Meat Racket," a critical look at America's modern meat system. "What this means is that ...

Obama Drone Transparency Pledge Draws Skeptics | International Business Times

May 29, 2014

Yet each promise has failed to change the basic facts on the ground, say critics. Yemen has seen aggressive firing of drones, primarily against terrorist targets, according to the New America Foundation. Drone strikes have continued in Somalia, Libya and Afghanistan, though in slightly smaller numbers, said Emily Schneider Research Associate, International Security Program, new America Foundation, citing the organization’s drone database which is populated using local news sources.

When College Isn'T Worth It | GPB

May 28, 2014

The New York Times highlighted new data yesterday that once again beats the drum: despite skyrocketing costs, a college degree is a good investment. In fact, MIT economist David Autor writes in the journal Science that the value of a degree is rising.

Many Comments, Few Surprises | Inside Higher Ed

May 28, 2014

... states in which they enroll students. Ben Miller, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation, submitted comments calling on the Education Department to fix, among other things, what he called the “low-income problem” in its current iteration of ...

Eric Schmidt On Google's Driverless Cars | The Wall Street Journal

May 28, 2014

Eric Schmidt on Google's Driverless Cars. Google has developed the first driverless-car prototype. The WSJ's Deborah Kan talks to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt about why the company hasn't set a release date for its new innovation. Up Next ...

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Foreign Fighters Don't Always Help | The Washington Post

May 28, 2014

As noted by Peter Bergen and Alec Reynolds about Iraq in the early 2000s, “The Jordanian Anu Musab al-Zarqawi, another alumnus of the Afghan war, is perhaps the most effective insurgent commander in the field.” For domestic rebels, the added expertise ...

Comcast Promised Poor Americans Cheap Internet, But Most of Them Didn’t Get It

May 28, 2014

Using a low-priced Internet package to push through a merger or meet other corporate goals is not a good way to serve the public interest, said Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute.

EWA National Seminar: How to Tell a Compelling Story | Education Writers Association

May 28, 2014

Lisa Guernsey’s advice? Be fair, be evidence-based, and be measured in your writing. The former journalist now directs the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, which won Best Blog in EWA’s national awards. She says it was “tricky,” switching from a newspaper environment to the policy sphere, where writers have to assume more authority in their prose—and that makes it all the more important to fact-check yourself. As writers carve out expertise in specific issue areas, it’s sometimes easy to fall back on stock phrases or oft-cited statistics without much thought.

Author Anand Gopal: Afghanistan Is Not Much Better Off Than It Was In 2001 | The Huffington Post

May 27, 2014

The scheduled departure of U.S. troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year begs the question whether the country is better off than it was in 2001? According to acclaimed journalist and author Anand Gopal, the answer differs from region to region ...

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